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Intentions, goals, and the archaeological record

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 June 2003

Rex Welshon
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Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 rwelshon@uccs.edu www.uccs.edu

Abstract

The underdetermination of intentional explanation by motor behavior complicates inferences drawn from preserved artifacts in the archaeological record to intentions in their production. Without knowledge of a producer's intentions, inferences drawn from those intentions to required cognitive abilities for having those intentions is also complicated.

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